As the new year comes upon us, we're exciting about putting the finishing touches on the camp. We got so close to getting the finished porch on, but the weather held us up so we're waiting until the spring. The deck and stairs are on, but ultimately we'll have a full length enclosed porch with multiple windows. A great spot to hang out in the evening or sip your morning coffee, as well as hang up wet gear to dry out.
We're hoping to finish the interior up this winter. We mostly have trim work to be done on doors and along the floors. A couple of closet doors need to be installed, stained and polyed. We'll put the finishing touches on our stairs and install a modern looking railing for the catwalk. If you haven't seen the catwalk, it's a 6 foot wide open hallway that goes from the back loft to the front of the camp. There's a fly tying desk with windows that overlook the front of the property. Great for deer viewing in the winter while filling up the fly boxes!
The basement insulation is all complete and the camp is holding heat efficiently for the winter. We have a Rinnai propane monitor heater in the living room with electric baseboard heaters in the bathroom and bedroom. I found a cool product called MarCELL Pro that is hooked up to Verizon's wireless service and will alert me of any power outages or temps below 40 degrees in the camp. We intend on using the camp in the winter quite a bit and spending time over at Saddleback Mountain on the ski slopes!
Aaron Broaddus is a passionate fly fisherman and a Maine guide.